Frances was born at Independence, Va, to the late Granville Cheeks and Elno Cynthia Testerman Cheeks. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Ruby Cheeks and Nancy Brown, one brother, Bayes Cheeks, and a brother-in-law, Franklin Wood.
Surviving, her husband, Mac Absher of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Thomas Hash of Independence, VA; son and spouse, Doug and Gladys Absher of Independence, VA; two gtandchildren, Samantha Absher and Ethen Absher of Independence, VA; one great-granddaughter, Remington Lea Rutherford of Independence; three sister and spouses, Louise Wood of Independence, Helen and Garland Ball of Galax, and Mary and Ronald Willard of Galax; one brother and spouse, Tony and Angie Cheeks of Independence; sister-in-law, Geneva Cheeks of Elk Creek, VA; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Saddle Creek Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Cheeks will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.